Wayne Zwiers is a South African technologist and entrepreneur who specialises in leading new product development across cross-functional, international teams in the fintech space. He is the CEO and founder of Basalt, an award-winning technology company that solves complex business problems through the rapid implementation of profitable, disruptive technology solutions. Wayne has garnered several industry accolades, including the 2019 Africa Tech CEO of the Year Award.
As both a social entrepreneur and technology maverick, Wayne’s long-term vision is to bridge the gap between the have and have nots through technology – solving challenges within housing, water, sanitation, education, etc. In line with this vision, Wayne is currently leading several pioneering fintech projects (including TechRelief) as well as promising start-ups to structure their investments and to turn innovative ideas into successful, socially impactful ventures.